Rangers vs. Penguins: Game 2 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NHL Playoffs

April 16th, 2016 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

The New York Rangers roared back into their first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 4-2 win at CONSOL Energy Center on Saturday in Game 2 to tie the Eastern Conference series at one game apiece.

After his coming-out party in which he stopped 35 of 37 shots in Game 1 in place of the injured Marc-Andre Fleury, Jeff Zatkoff came crashing back down to earth after a dreadful stretch from the end of the second period into the third where he allowed four goals on eight shots.

J.T. Miller was New York's star of the game with a trio of assists in the Rangers' offensive explosion. 

The loss, which can't be pinned entirely on Zatkoff, who made 24 saves, might create even more pressure for Fleury to get back into goal this series.

The Penguins did have a big name step back into the lineup on Saturday in center Evgeni Malkin, who made his return after missing 16 games with an upper-body injury, as the NHL showed:

For a player who's scored 27 goals in 57 games this season, Malkin's insertion into the lineup could have messed with the chemistry of things, as th ...

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